Best Of Londonist: 14 May 2017

Your Sunday morning best of Londonist weekly round-up.

In Pictures: Secret London Places

Preserved bodies and tunnels under the Thames


The Future of London's Transport... Predicted in 1988

A figure-of-eight tube line?


Fascinating Photos of London in the 1930s

A tram driver stops to feed an elephant


Ghost Station Demolished... For a Good Reason

Bye bye City Road.


Shelters and Propaganda: Photos of Wartime London

From Piccadilly Circus to the East End


Fascinating Photos of London in 1930

An FA Cup victory for Arsenal.


An Insight Into 1966 London

From Soho to Notting Hill


How Many of London's Best Street Signs Have You Spotted?

"Give way to much posher vehicles"


Why Does Camden Have a Bridge Over Nothing?

Seems pointless, so we dug deeper.


This Is What London Looked Like in 1961

An cosmonaut pays a flying visit


What's the Average Salary Where You Work and Live?

Number crunching.


Hope You're Hungry; Try One of London's Best Beast Burgers

Bigger is always better


Pictures of London in 1959

Changes were afoot at Elephant & Castle


Brilliant Photos of London's Buses

Ding ding


Where to See the Ancient Wonders in London

Pyramids and hanging gardens...


Take a Look at What London Was Like in 1957

Including Hamleys' shop windows.


Which of These London Facts Are Utter Bullshit?

Is Centre Point really the centre of London?


The Beatles' London

Where to see memorabilia and more


How Did London End Up With So Many Royal Parks?

Henry VIII, mainly.


8 Victorian Themed Bars in London

Bring on the gin...


11 Fun Facts About London's Millennium Bridge

Yes, it used to wobble; but do you know why?


London's Most Historic Cafes

Double egg and an extra hash brown please.


Will 'The Elizabeth Line' Really Stick as a Name?

It's time to have this debate


London's Best Community Gardens

Find out where.


The London Casinos That Don't Care Whether You Win or Lose

"One player shat herself at the blackjack table."


Is This London's Most Haunted Hotel?

It spooked the England cricket team back in 2014


London to New York in Just Over 3 Hours? It Could Happen Soon

Another supersonic era on the horizon?


A Charles Dickens Walk: The Farringdon Slums

Discover Fagin's den.


Is This London's Most Luxurious Old People's Home?

Off limits to civilians.


London Bars With a Touch of Class

We're so glam right now


Ever Been Along the Brentford Golden Mile?

Many were built to get around trade tariffs....


How King's Cross Was Nearly Home to a Forest of Monkeys

An utterly bizarre bit of King's Cross history


The Camden Assembly

The Barfly, revamped.


A Night of Translated Fiction at the British Academy

Check out Literature Week.


9 Exhibitions to See (And 2 to Avoid) in London This Month

Do you agree with our reviews?


Review: Pink Floyd Rock Up at the V&A

A psychedelic treat for the ears and eyes.


Booze Delivered to Your Door in 30 Minutes? Check Out KOL

For when a night in is calling.


28 Things to Do for Under £5 in London This Week

Classic cars and Sicilian food.


Giacometti at Tate Modern: A Spindly Sculpture Spectacular

A fantastic exhibition


It's Finally Getting Cheaper to Rent in London

Good news for London's renters.


'Can of Ham' Tower Finally Arises

A meaty building.


Review: Angels in America Makes Heavenly Theatre

A Gay Fantasia.


Review: Farber Brings Fresh Life to Salomé

A classic with a novel twist.


Brand New Crossrail Trains Are Almost Here

Sleek new trains are here


Museum of London to Get Thameslink Viewing Platform?

But will it cause further delays?